Stock up: Louisville coaching staff/ play-calling
If you’re buying stock on this Louisville football team as a whole, you have to be the most confident thus far in the Cards’ coaching staff.
The new staff came into the season with a lot of doubt and uncertainty locally and nationally, but they’ve far exceeded expectations, completely changing the team’s culture along the way.
Satterfield is a polar opposite to former coach Bobby Petrino. He is a cool customer who operates quietly for the most part and allows each member of his coaching staff to do their jobs the way they see is the best fit.
The staff is full of excellent character and hilarious personalities and focuses on making the team a family atmosphere.
There’s no limit of positive things you can say about the new staff, including on the field. They have found a way to maximize what Satterfield admitted was a lot less talent than they expected, particularly in the trenches.
Louisville has utilized its speed and athleticism, attempting to put the best 11 guys on the field at any given time. Rather than running based off of experience, the staff gave players a clean slate. Much was made of three former walk-ons earning scholarships, but all of them have played and made significant contributions.
There’s a lot of work left to be done, but so far, you have to be buying stock in this coaching staff.
Stock down: The Sun/ Stadium TV
One would surmise that in this, the 2019th year of our Lord, a year that brought us 8K TV and phones that unlock only for your face, that we could watch a high-level college football game without any trouble.
This assumption was incorrect.
Stadium TV, good riddance! For those of you who didn’t get to make it down to Nashville, you were stuck with trying to solve the riddle of Stadium TV. Along the way, you probably had to download and contend with the Pluto TV app and were forced to sit through the most nauseating broadcast of all time.
There was lagging, there was freezing, and there were multiple times where my stream stopped working altogether. But we made it. And, hopefully, it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the season.
For those who did make it to the game, you were blessed with a constant dose of the sun’s very powerful UV rays. BRL’s Jacob Lane looked like Buzz Williams in a sauna after sitting or, rather, standing near his scalding hot seats on the visitor’s side of the stadium.
Watching on TV, it appeared the stadium was about 5 percent full, but after seeing some shots of the home side, nearly every single person moved into the shade on the other side of the stadium.
Look, I would’ve taken tailgating at Nashville honkytonks and basking in the hot sun all day over propping up my laptop in an inconvenient area at work any day. But we sure are excited about some fall weather!